Survivorship PinkPrint: Resources to Help Stay the Course
Susan G. Komen® - Chicago and Triage Cancer have partnered together to bring you this website, which focuses on the employment, disability insurance, and health insurance issues that are important to understand after a cancer diagnosis.
Welcome to Survivorship PinkPrint
Meet Veronica . . .
Veronica is an assistant to an executive for a bank in Chicago. She has worked there for three years and loves her job. She lives in a suburb and works downtown, so her commute to work is typically an hour each way on the “El”. She only drives the family car when she is running errands or to get to a few business meetings with her boss. She is married and has two kids, ages 5 and 9, who are actively involved in dance and music respectively. Her husband is in sales and travels often for work. Veronica recently celebrated her 42nd birthday.
Last week, Veronica was diagnosed with breast cancer. Veronica is overwhelmed by the decisions that she has to make related to her treatment, worried about if she will be there to see her kids grow up, wondering how to juggle work and her family’s day-to-day activities, and concerned about the cost of her medical expenses.
Does Veronica’s situation sound familiar to you? If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with breast cancer, this website has been designed to help you start to identify some of the practical issues to consider before, during, and after treatment, as well as some solutions and resources that may be available.
Simply answer the questions below, to get tailored information on protections, benefits, and resources, based on your answers, or click on "Jump Ahead" to see an overview of these topics.